Auditions – “Matilda”

Matilda

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on the book Matilda by Roald Dahl

Production Team

Director:  Jay Lewis
Assistant Director:  Ben Rongey
Music Director:  Caitlan Leblo
Choreographer:  Jadie Phelps
Stage Manager:  Whitney Shearon
Assistant Stage Manager:  Kathleen Powderly

Performances

April 7 – 30, 2023

Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm

There will not be a performance on Sunday, April 9 (Easter Sunday).

There will be a show on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 7:30pm.

Rehearsals

  • Rehearsals will begin Monday, March 6, 2023.
  • Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm.
  • Tech Week rehearsals on April 3-6, 2023, will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.
  • There may be a Q2Q rehearsal on Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Benefits

  • Limited actor stipends are available for specific roles; stipends typically range from $100-$400.
  • An allotment of comp tickets is available for family and friends.
  • Housing is available upon request.

COVID-19 Protocols

Granbury Theatre Company employs a COVID-19 mitigation officer. Depending on community transmission levels, protocols may include all cast and crew members wearing a mask at all times during rehearsals (during tech week, masks may be removed while performing). COVID-19 testing may be required weekly or more frequently, if necessary for all unvaccinated (or in need of a booster) cast/crew and for any vaccinated cast/crew experiencing symptoms.

Due to supply issues, cast/crew members may be required to supply their own COVID-19 tests.

Auditions

Auditions will be February 27-28, 2023.

Auditions will include singing 32 bars from a song in the style of the show. Accompaniment will be provided  

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0448ACA92BA4FB6-matilda1

You should bring a headshot, acting resume, and a list of rehearsal/show conflicts  

 

Callbacks

If needed and by invitation only

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048)

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
 
RONALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

CHARACTER LISTING

Matilda Wormwood – An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Miss Agatha Trunchbull – The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.
Gender: Any
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
 
Miss Honey – Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Mr. Wormwood – Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
 
Mrs. Wormwood – Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Michael Wormwood – Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 15

Bruce – 
Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Male
Age: 7 to 14
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Lavender
– Matilda’s classmate and friend.
Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10
 
Mrs. Phelps – A nice librarian.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
 
The Escapologist – A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3
 
The Acrobat – A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D4
 
Rudolpho – Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D#3
 
Doctor – Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3
 
Children’s Entertainer – A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: F#3
 
Ensemble – Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.